Specialty Doctor - Male PICU

Cygnet Health Care
£70,000 - £99,999
10 Jul 2018
14 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Austen Ward is a locked-door service that can support up to 14 men in a psychiatric intensive care (PICU) setting. The service has QNPICU accreditation (Quality Network for PICU services) from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

As part of a dynamic MDT, you will be responsible for the assessment and treatment of mental illness in adults referred to Austen Ward. You will be experienced in the assessment, risk assessment and treatment of Psychiatric problems and possess a good working knowledge of Psychopharmacological and Psychosocial interventions. In addition, you will be expected to undertake these assessments, in collaboration with other members of the MDT.
As a Specialty Doctor you will work alongside our onsite Consultant Psychiatrists (Dr. A Mitra and Dr S Gupta), Psychologist, Nursing Team and others members of the MDT. You will be responsible for:
  • The male PICU ward of up to 14 patients
  • Assessing patients with a wide range of psychiatric disorders to provide tailored care
  • Initiating treatment plans using the whole person approach to the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders and good medical practice within the MDT setting
  • Prescribing and reviewing medication under the supervision of the relevant Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Initiating treatment plans using the whole person approach and good medical practice within the MDT setting
  • Undertaking clinical audits and maintain and monitor standards of care
  • Hours: 9:00-17.00 Monday to Friday. Participate in the on-call rota 1 in 6 nights / weekend days, with compensatory rest
We are looking for people who have:
  • Full GMC registration
  • 12 months adult psychiatry experience
  • Relevant experience within a similar setting (preferred)
  • Approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act (preferred)
  • Excellent knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice along with Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Code of Capacity
  • The ability to interview, assess and treat patients and write clear comprehensive medical notes
  • Proven record of CPD
  • Desirable: Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists, Physicians, General Practitioners or equivalent

In return, we will offer you:
  • Support from a Consultant Psychiatrist and MDT team
  • Enhanced payments for on-call duties
  • Generous annual leave entitlement and study leave to attend CPD opportunities, conferences etc.
  • Monthly education programme ran by a Consultant
  • Professional development – rotate within the wards / services to gain experience across various specialisms
  • The opportunity to progress to Associate Specialist and Consultant level by the CESR route
  • Active participation in clinical governance
  • Subsidised meals on duty
  • Opportunity to undertake further learning and development opportunities
*Please note - speculative recruitment emails are not to be sent directly to our clinical staff, these need to go via our internal recruitment team. If speculative candidates are sent directly to a member of the clinical team, we will consider these candidates as our own.*

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